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Programs offering assistance Statewide
Affordable Schools Online provides assistance for students looking for an online platform for learning.
Learn How to Become gives community members navigational tools for how to access the career of their future.
Montana Office of Public Instruction, Division of Career, Technical, and Adult Education - provides vision, advocacy, support, and leadership for schools and communities to ensure that all students meet today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities.
Montana Student Assistance Foundation - Based in Helena, MT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students with the knowledge and tools to pursue and fund their postsecondary education.
Montana Workforce Investment Act Program - Provides statewide intensive and training services to individuals age 18 and older who are at or lower than a level of self-sufficiency.
Online School Finder - Locate the distance education program that is right for you.
Goodwill Community Foundation - Provides online learning classes in computers, reading, and math all ready for your participation today!
Career Guidance Center - Provides vocational education and training including driver's education, workforce skills, moral recognition therapy and anger management.
Human Resources Development Council, Alternative Education Program - Our certified Alternative Education Instructor provides one-on-one, self-paced instruction in math and reading so you become better prepared to complete the 5-series Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). Additionally, tutoring for high school students, college prep readiness for the ACT, driver's license written examination and remedial reading and math for all ages is available at HRDC.
Montana State University, Billings - Nurtures a tradition of educational access and teaches excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for Associates, Bachelor's and Master's degrees for careers throughout the University's five colleges - arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education and technology.
Rocky Mountain College - Educates future leaders through liberal arts and professional programs that cultivate critical thinking, creative expression, ethical decision-making, informed citizenship and professional excellence.
Butte Academy of Beauty Culture - Offers dedicated students the opportunity to become cosmetologists.
Montana Tech of the University of Montana - Specializes in engineering and technology education with additional programs in chemistry, Health Care Informatics, safety and occupational health, professional and technical communication, nursing, and general university humanities courses.
ABLE (Adult Basic and Literary Education) - Provides free instruction to adults and out-of-school youth to improve their basic skills, transition to post-secondary education, or improve employment opportunities.
Cascade County:Extension Nutrition Programs -Provides research-based information to individuals, families and communities.
Catholic Social Services -To provide services to single parents in planning their future and that of their unborn child.
City-County Health Department - Local public health agency.
Easter Seals/Good Will - Supported Employment - Provides services for children, adults, and families with disabilities and other special needs.
Great Falls College Montana State University: REACH - To improve literacy skills for adults. Call to set up an appointment. 406.799.3409 | 406.750.2478 | 406.799.7923
Great Falls Public Library -To serve the educational needs of the community.
Great Falls Public Schools: Literacy Resource Center -Provide support to families and their children for greater success in school.
Great Falls Rescue Mission - Focus on helping men, women and children by providing food, shelter and a caring environment with a Christian emphasis.
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Service (MRV) - Promotes work and independence for all Montanans with disabilities.
Opportunities, Inc. - Non-profit social services agency that focuses on helping low-income people become self-sufficient.
Salvation Army - Help participants get the education and training they need to obtain better quality jobs that will benefit them and their families.
Young Parents Education Center (YPEC) - Assists pregnant/parenting teens and young adults to access services, complete secondary education and develop vocational plans. Call for more information. 406.268.6665
YWCA -Promotes peace and justice, freedom and dignity for women and girls & helping eliminate racism wherever it exists.
2-1-1 North Central and Northeast Regions - Provides the link between people with questions/problems and the human services available in Cascade County.
Career Training Institute (CTI) - A private, non-profit organization with services for adults, youth, and business enterprises. CTI and the Business Resource Center provide individualized services, invaluable resources, and innovative opportunities for training, employment, and enterprise development, to meet the changing needs of our community.
Carroll College - A private, Catholic, liberal arts and preprofessional college that has earned top national and regional awards for its academic programs. Graduates enjoy excellent job placement nationwide and admissions to selective grad schools.
Helena College - A comprehensive two-year college providing access to and support of lifelong educational opportunities.
Alliance for Disability and Students of the University of Montana- University Center 205. 243-2636. firstname.lastname@example.org. The alliance advocates for the rights of students with disabilities. Students can be paired with fellow students with disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act. Consultation and surveys, Summit Independent Living Center, 700 SW. Higgins Ave., Suite 101. 728-1630. Group training and individual consultations for people with disabilities, businesses and employers, government agencies, commercial facilities, transportation operators and individuals. Architectural accessibility surveys, seminars, referral to local resources for architectural or operational modifications and tax incentive information.
Blind and Low Vision Services. - 2675 Palmer St., Suite A. 329- 5400. Various services for the visually impaired: independent living skills for home and office; training on adaptive computer equipment and retraining for employment; homemaker training; purchase of low-vision aids; counseling for newly blind people; orientation and mobility coaching for cane travel; shopping techniques.
Free Cycles Missoula - 732 S. First St W. 541-7284. Bob Giordano, program director. Free Cycles provides bikes. parts and help to the community. People can build their own free bike after volunteering two hours and taking a bike well safety and maintenance class. Call the bicycle hotline or see freecycles.org for current hours of operation. The community bike shop is at 732 S. First St. W. Accepts volunteers and donated bikes.
Missoula Developmental Service Corp. - 1005 Marshall St. 728-5484. A private nonprofit organization providing nationally accredited rehabilitative services for adults with developmental disabilities and intensive needs. Provides residential, vocational, employment, medical, personal, social and community services. Services are based on the needs, desires and abilities of individuals to live, work and be healthy.
Montana Volunteer Center. Free interactive website that connects volunteers of all ages with agencies which meet the communities’ needs. By using the website, local agencies can post their volunteer opportunities. A potential volunteer can peruse the variety of openings available and indicate their interest. Agencies can then contact potential volunteers directly.
Opportunity Resources Inc.- 2821 S. Russell St. 721-2930. Provides vocational, residential and support services for individuals with disabilities. Operates four group homes and arranges supervised community living, facility-based employment, community-based employment, senior services and adult day care.
Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development Inc.- 2525 Palmer St., Suite 1. 543-3550. email@example.com. Open 9 am-S p.m. Monday-Friday. WORD and its programs help move women and families from a place of need (and often crisis) to a place of independence, self-reliance, participation and choice. WORD is a feminist organization committed to creating opportunities, programs and policies that inspire and support women’s development, leadership and choice for the benefit of the entire community. We have five programs: Family BASICS, Family Resource Centers, Futures, Mentors in Violence Prevention and we are the home of the Montana Parent Information Resource Center. WORD also offers young parents the opportunity to be involved with the Peer Education Panel, which strives to share information to high school students about the realities of being a parent.